Requirements

Be an organization, U.S. citizen or a resident who can legally perform the required services in the U.S.
Be an adult at least 18 years of age
Be willing to meet the technology and home office requirements below
Commit to a project for its entirety
Adhere to our performance standards
Offer some scheduling flexibility to help meet the client's needs

Your schedule

Independence is one of the greatest advantages of being a contractor for NextWave. Organizers and Writers set their own schedules, within the parameters of the projects on which they agree to work. All we ask is that contractors:

  • Commit to a project.. NextWave expects contractors who accept a project to help meet the client’s scheduling needs and to adhere to our performance standards.
  • Offer some scheduling flexibility.. Available hours vary by project. Evening and Saturday hours are typically offered. To maximize our ability to staff projects, we do ask contractors to be as flexible as possible.

Your Home Office

If you work as an independent contractor for NextWave Advocacy, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to work from a home office you create. You may already have an existing home office or a place in mind to set one up. Below are the things you will need:

A comfortable, quiet place to work. Where to put your home office and how to furnish it are entirely up to you. NextWave expects its professional contractors to free themselves of distractions and background noise, such as television or barking dogs, which can interfere with the performance of the services and, in the case of Organizers, call quality.
Desktop or laptop computer. Most PCs and Macs purchased within the past several years will work with NextWave’s cloud-based systems. Be sure to check the Technical Specifications below to confirm that your computer meets our minimum requirements. Tablets and mobile devices will not function properly.
Software. NextWave offers contractors the use of our cloud-based systems to construct their schedules, make calls, and complete their work. To connect, you will need some basic software, which likely came installed on your computer or can be easily downloaded or updated online.
High-speed internet connection. NextWave contractors must use a wired broadband internet connection, such as a cable modem, DSL service, or fiber optic connection meeting our minimum upload and download speeds.
Headset. All contractors must have a USB headset. Organizers’ equipment must have built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Noise Cancellation to ensure high quality calls.
Printer. All contractors need easy access to a functioning printer.

Technical Specifications

Computer Requirements

  PC MAC
CPU Intel Core i5 1700 MHz or greater Intel Core i5 1700 MHz or greater
RAM 2.0 GB or greater RAM memory 2.0 GB or greater RAM memory
Screen 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
Sound Card Sound card must be functional Sound card must be functional
Antivirus Software Up to date Anti-Virus software Up to date Anti-Virus software
Operating System Windows 7 through 10 Mavericks OS X; Version 10.9
Yosemite OS X; Version 10.10
El Capitan OS X; Version 10.11
Browsers

Internet Explorer: Versions 10, 11 (32 bit version)
Google Chrome: Most recent stable version.
Firefox: Versions 40, 41, 42

Google Chrome: Most recent stable version.
Firefox: Versions 40, 41, 42
Safari: Version 8

JAVA

PC Java Runtime (Organizers only)

Java Version 7: 32-bit with updates 21, 25, 40, 45, 51, 55, 60, 65, 67, 71, 75, 79
Java Version 8: 32-bit with updates 25, 31, 40, 45, 51, 60, 65, 66, 71

Macintosh Java Runtime (Organizers only)

Java Version 7: 32-bit with updates 21, 25, 40, 45, 51, 55, 60, 65, 67, 71, 75, 79
Java Version 8: 32-bit with updates 25, 31, 40, 45, 51, 60, 65, 66, 71

Headset

Outreach Writer

USB headset with built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Noise Cancellation.
Recommend: Plantronics CS-50, DSP-400, DSP-500, DSP 655, Other brands are Logitech and Sennheiser

Any headset that pugs directly into your computer

Internet Connection

All contractors with NextWave need a high-speed, wired Internet connection, such as a cable modem, DSL service, or fiber optic connection with the following minimum speeds:

Download: 1 Mbps or greater* Upload: 4 Mbps or greater*
Dial-up, satellite, cell network service, and other lower speed connections will NOT function properly.

If you meet all our requirments and still have a question for us, go to our frequently asked questions an read the most common ones, or ask us directly in the link provided there: